Kasim Reed: Former Atlanta Mayor Subpoenaed?
Written by Nette on April 17, 2018
Anonymous sources reported to Instinct Radio shortly after 6pm est that Mayor Kasim Reed will be served on April 17, 2018. Could this be true? Corruption… Laundering Money… Bribery… Data Hacking conspiracies… ? What is your guess? For it to be a former mayor, one would assume that there will be multiple counts that they are digging to charge him for in the end.
Federal subpoenas were served for former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s purchasing card expenditures
Less than two weeks ago, former city of Atlanta official Mitzi Bickers was indicted on federal charges related to the bribery case at City Hall.
Bickers, a highly sought-after political operative, helped Reed get elected in 2009 and then went on to work as human services director in Reed’s administration for three years.
Bickers is accused of taking $2 million in bribes to steer city of Atlanta contracts to at least two contractors, E.R. Mitchell and C.P. Richards, from 2010 to 2015. Both Mitchell and Richards pleaded guilty to paying bribes and are cooperating with the ongoing investigation.
On April 5, Bickers pleaded not guilty to the 11- count indictment. The indictment says Bickers conspired with “others known and unknown” to pull off the bribery scheme.
When the story initially broke back in 2017, Reed said he has nothing to hide.
“We’re going to let the facts go whereever they go and we’re going to make sure any issues that we have are brought to a close and weeded out,” Reed said.
When Bickers name first appeared in connection with the investigation, Reed distanced himself from his former employee.
“I have very little comment other than to say Rev. Bickers worked for the city from 2010 to 2013 and she ran our human services department. Beyond that, I don’t have very much more to say. She was not a direct report to my office. She did report to the chief of staff,” said Reed.
Of course the story is developing…..